Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Microservices skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microservices over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microservices
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 241 575
Rank change year-on-year +135 +334 +662
Permanent jobs citing Microservices 5362 2708 987
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.96% 1.43% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.30% 1.60% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 4465 2237 846
UK median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.70% -17.86%
10th Percentile £37,500 £40,000 £41,250
90th Percentile £88,750 £86,250 £83,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +40.00%

Microservices is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 162655 168863 192975
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.90% 89.39% 88.79%
Number of salaries quoted 128479 140408 158967
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Microservices as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microservices.

Salary trend for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microservices over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microservices within the UK over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +132 5136 £62,500 - 567
London +67 3292 £70,000 +7.69% 372
UK excluding London +213 1973 £50,000 - 213
South East +222 686 £55,000 +4.76% 52
North of England +124 393 £50,000 - 79
South West +161 337 £50,000 - 25
Midlands +101 267 £45,000 -10.00% 23
North West +139 244 £47,500 +3.83% 44
West Midlands +73 182 £45,000 -10.00% 15
East of England +98 152 £55,000 -12.70% 15
Yorkshire +35 128 £52,500 - 28
Scotland +9 98 £55,000 +19.57% 11
East Midlands +78 85 £45,000 -10.00% 8
Wales +27 35 £41,500 -7.78% 5
North East +10 21 £42,500 -12.82% 7
Northern Ireland - 15 £70,000 - 3

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT jobs citing Microservices also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Microservices.

1 3526 (65.76%) Agile Software Development
2 2752 (51.32%) Java
3 1859 (34.67%) TDD
4 1811 (33.77%) JavaScript
5 1693 (31.57%) Amazon AWS
6 1497 (27.92%) DevOps
7 1490 (27.79%) .NET
8 1427 (26.61%) Software Engineering
9 1301 (24.26%) C#
10 1249 (23.29%) Finance
11 1240 (23.13%) Spring
12 1235 (23.03%) REST
13 1231 (22.96%) Docker
14 1217 (22.70%) Scrum
15 1184 (22.08%) Continuous Integration
16 1180 (22.01%) SQL
17 1165 (21.73%) Git (software)
18 1111 (20.72%) HTML
19 1073 (20.01%) AngularJS
20 1056 (19.69%) NoSQL
21 970 (18.09%) Linux
22 967 (18.03%) RESTful
23 964 (17.98%) Web Services
24 950 (17.72%) BDD
25 939 (17.51%) Microsoft Azure
26 931 (17.36%) SOA
27 913 (17.03%) CSS
28 880 (16.41%) Node.js
29 877 (16.36%) MVC
30 820 (15.29%) Python

Microservices
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 382 (7.12%) Elasticsearch
2 222 (4.14%) Tomcat
3 218 (4.07%) Apache
3 218 (4.07%) Apache Spark
4 137 (2.56%) Confluence
5 125 (2.33%) JBoss
6 116 (2.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 114 (2.13%) CMS
8 100 (1.86%) WebSphere
9 80 (1.49%) WebLogic
10 77 (1.44%) Apache Solr
11 76 (1.42%) NServiceBus
12 53 (0.99%) OpenStack
13 42 (0.78%) nginx
14 39 (0.73%) Jetty
15 38 (0.71%) SharePoint
16 36 (0.67%) IIS
17 32 (0.60%) Sitefinity
18 30 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
18 30 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 7 (0.13%) Photoshop
2 5 (0.093%) HipChat
2 5 (0.093%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (0.093%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.056%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.037%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.037%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.019%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.019%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.019%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 36 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (0.56%) Payment Gateway
3 24 (0.45%) Magento
4 21 (0.39%) Eloqua
5 17 (0.32%) RMDS
6 12 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
7 7 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 7 (0.13%) Workday HCM
8 5 (0.093%) SAP Hybris
8 5 (0.093%) SessionCam
8 5 (0.093%) Social Studio
9 4 (0.075%) BusinessWorks
9 4 (0.075%) Unit4 Business World
10 3 (0.056%) Unica
11 2 (0.037%) Advent Geneva
11 2 (0.037%) Front Arena
11 2 (0.037%) Oracle ERP
11 2 (0.037%) Summit
12 1 (0.019%) Oracle Applications
12 1 (0.019%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1693 (31.57%) Amazon AWS
2 939 (17.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 382 (7.12%) SaaS
4 240 (4.48%) PaaS
5 181 (3.38%) Google Cloud Platform
6 180 (3.36%) GitHub
7 161 (3.00%) Serverless
8 138 (2.57%) IaaS
9 124 (2.31%) Amazon EC2
10 103 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
11 100 (1.86%) AWS Lambda
12 82 (1.53%) OpenShift
13 81 (1.51%) AWS CloudFormation
14 61 (1.14%) Amazon S3
15 58 (1.08%) npm
16 55 (1.03%) Amazon SQS
17 38 (0.71%) Amazon EMR
18 27 (0.50%) Amazon Kinesis
19 26 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 24 (0.45%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 196 (3.66%) HTTP
2 87 (1.62%) Internet
3 73 (1.36%) Firewall
4 51 (0.95%) TCP/IP
5 44 (0.82%) DNS
6 33 (0.62%) SSL
7 23 (0.43%) AMQP
8 17 (0.32%) VPN
9 16 (0.30%) SMPP
10 13 (0.24%) Broadband
10 13 (0.24%) FTP
11 12 (0.22%) HTTPS
12 11 (0.21%) BGP
13 9 (0.17%) Network Security
14 8 (0.15%) Kerberos
14 8 (0.15%) SMS
14 8 (0.15%) SMTP
15 6 (0.11%) MQTT
15 6 (0.11%) Skype
16 5 (0.093%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1056 (19.69%) NoSQL
2 710 (13.24%) MongoDB
3 652 (12.16%) SQL Server
4 550 (10.26%) MySQL
5 465 (8.67%) Big Data
6 435 (8.11%) Relational Database
7 342 (6.38%) Apache Cassandra
8 325 (6.06%) PostgreSQL
9 276 (5.15%) Redis
10 213 (3.97%) Hadoop
11 142 (2.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 127 (2.37%) RDBMS
13 88 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
14 85 (1.59%) Neo4j
15 75 (1.40%) HBase
16 66 (1.23%) Oracle Database
17 62 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
18 59 (1.10%) Blockchain
19 48 (0.90%) Couchbase
19 48 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1165 (21.73%) Git (software)
2 781 (14.57%) Jenkins
3 458 (8.54%) Maven
4 389 (7.25%) TeamCity
5 343 (6.40%) JIRA
6 292 (5.45%) Cucumber
7 282 (5.26%) Octopus Deploy
8 240 (4.48%) JUnit
9 204 (3.80%) Selenium
10 202 (3.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 200 (3.73%) Team Foundation Server
12 175 (3.26%) Subversion
13 152 (2.83%) Gradle
14 127 (2.37%) MSBuild
15 124 (2.31%) Visual Studio
16 115 (2.14%) gulp
17 101 (1.88%) Hudson
18 99 (1.85%) Bitbucket
19 88 (1.64%) webpack
20 74 (1.38%) Eclipse
General
1 1249 (23.29%) Finance
2 523 (9.75%) Banking
3 301 (5.61%) Retail
4 263 (4.90%) Games
5 247 (4.61%) Marketing
6 167 (3.11%) Telecoms
7 140 (2.61%) Manufacturing
8 133 (2.48%) Investment Banking
9 125 (2.33%) Electronics
10 107 (2.00%) Retail Banking
11 99 (1.85%) Front Office
12 88 (1.64%) Law
13 83 (1.55%) Advertising
14 58 (1.08%) Legal
15 52 (0.97%) Billing
16 46 (0.86%) Back Office
17 37 (0.69%) Publishing
18 32 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
19 23 (0.43%) Financial Institution
20 15 (0.28%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3022 (56.36%) Developer
2 1255 (23.41%) Java Developer
3 894 (16.67%) Senior Developer
4 638 (11.90%) Architect
5 543 (10.13%) .NET Developer
6 508 (9.47%) Software Engineer
7 487 (9.08%) C# Developer
8 397 (7.40%) Senior Java Developer
9 329 (6.14%) Java Engineer
10 326 (6.08%) C# .NET Developer
11 313 (5.84%) Full Stack Developer
12 303 (5.65%) Software Developer
13 289 (5.39%) DevOps Engineer
14 247 (4.61%) Solutions Architect
15 246 (4.59%) JavaScript Developer
15 246 (4.59%) Lead Developer
16 237 (4.42%) Agile Developer
17 193 (3.60%) Java Software Engineer
18 168 (3.13%) Java Software Developer
19 166 (3.10%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1490 (27.79%) .NET
2 1240 (23.13%) Spring
3 1235 (23.03%) REST
4 1111 (20.72%) HTML
5 1073 (20.01%) AngularJS
6 967 (18.03%) RESTful
7 964 (17.98%) Web Services
8 913 (17.03%) CSS
9 880 (16.41%) Node.js
10 709 (13.22%) React
11 657 (12.25%) ASP.NET
12 613 (11.43%) HTML5
13 505 (9.42%) Spring Boot
14 483 (9.01%) Hibernate
15 470 (8.77%) ASP.NET Web API
16 366 (6.83%) J2EE
17 342 (6.38%) jQuery
18 336 (6.27%) SOAP
19 326 (6.08%) Kafka
20 306 (5.71%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 704 (13.13%) Greenfield Project
2 524 (9.77%) Computer Science
3 376 (7.01%) Fintech
4 358 (6.68%) User Experience
5 251 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
6 232 (4.33%) Enterprise Software
7 163 (3.04%) Mobile App
8 144 (2.69%) Online Banking
9 128 (2.39%) Algorithms
10 98 (1.83%) Public Cloud
11 74 (1.38%) Linux Command Line
12 66 (1.23%) Derivative
13 64 (1.19%) Data Structures
13 64 (1.19%) iPad
14 63 (1.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 62 (1.16%) Equity Derivative
15 62 (1.16%) Hedge funds
16 60 (1.12%) Cloud Native
17 56 (1.04%) Data Centre
18 52 (0.97%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 970 (18.09%) Linux
2 317 (5.91%) Windows
3 264 (4.92%) Unix
4 165 (3.08%) Android
5 147 (2.74%) Apple iOS
6 43 (0.80%) Windows Server
7 39 (0.73%) Ubuntu
8 31 (0.58%) CentOS
9 19 (0.35%) Debian
10 18 (0.34%) Solaris
11 15 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (0.24%) Windows 10
12 13 (0.24%) Windows 7
13 10 (0.19%) Windows 8
14 7 (0.13%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.075%) AIX
15 4 (0.075%) CoreOS
15 4 (0.075%) VMS
16 3 (0.056%) Nucleus RTOS
17 2 (0.037%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 3526 (65.76%) Agile Software Development
2 1859 (34.67%) TDD
3 1497 (27.92%) DevOps
4 1427 (26.61%) Software Engineering
5 1217 (22.70%) Scrum
6 1184 (22.08%) Continuous Integration
7 950 (17.72%) BDD
8 931 (17.36%) SOA
9 877 (16.36%) MVC
10 710 (13.24%) Test Automation
11 682 (12.72%) Open Source
12 580 (10.82%) OO
13 570 (10.63%) Continuous Delivery
14 521 (9.72%) SOLID
15 518 (9.66%) Mentoring
16 472 (8.80%) E-Commerce
17 419 (7.81%) SDLC
18 399 (7.44%) Analytics
19 368 (6.86%) Domain-Driven Design
20 356 (6.64%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 2752 (51.32%) Java
2 1811 (33.77%) JavaScript
3 1301 (24.26%) C#
4 1180 (22.01%) SQL
5 820 (15.29%) Python
6 476 (8.88%) Scala
7 379 (7.07%) PHP
8 333 (6.21%) Ruby
9 302 (5.63%) Go
10 227 (4.23%) C++
11 190 (3.54%) PowerShell
12 164 (3.06%) ES6
13 153 (2.85%) C
14 144 (2.69%) Bash Shell
15 125 (2.33%) TypeScript
16 118 (2.20%) Groovy
17 105 (1.96%) Shell Script
18 90 (1.68%) Clojure
19 78 (1.45%) Perl
20 74 (1.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 595 (11.10%) Degree
2 273 (5.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 84 (1.57%) Security Cleared
4 62 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 55 (1.03%) SC Cleared
6 48 (0.90%) MCP
6 48 (0.90%) MCPD
7 45 (0.84%) Master's Degree
8 29 (0.54%) PhD
9 18 (0.34%) ISEB
10 15 (0.28%) AWS Certification
11 14 (0.26%) ISTQB
12 9 (0.17%) DV Cleared
13 7 (0.13%) CITP
13 7 (0.13%) Numerate Degree
14 6 (0.11%) CISSP
14 6 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (0.075%) CISM
16 3 (0.056%) DBS Check
16 3 (0.056%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 418 (7.80%) QA
2 64 (1.19%) GCP
3 16 (0.30%) SLA
4 15 (0.28%) Data Quality
5 11 (0.21%) GDPR
6 8 (0.15%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.15%) PSD2
7 6 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.075%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.075%) SSAE 16
9 3 (0.056%) COBIT
9 3 (0.056%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.056%) ISAE 3402
9 3 (0.056%) TickIT
10 2 (0.037%) MiFID
10 2 (0.037%) WCAG
11 1 (0.019%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.019%) EMIR
11 1 (0.019%) HL7
System Software
1 1231 (22.96%) Docker
2 26 (0.48%) HDFS
3 23 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
4 20 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 16 (0.30%) Hyper-V
7 11 (0.21%) Active Directory
8 9 (0.17%) iptables
9 8 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 7 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (0.11%) Apache Flume
12 5 (0.093%) XenDesktop
13 4 (0.075%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (0.056%) Varnish
14 3 (0.056%) vSphere
15 2 (0.037%) OpenAM
16 1 (0.019%) GlusterFS
16 1 (0.019%) LXC
16 1 (0.019%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 428 (7.98%) Kubernetes
2 419 (7.81%) Ansible
3 387 (7.22%) Puppet
4 308 (5.74%) Opscode Chef
5 137 (2.56%) Terraform
6 35 (0.65%) Mesos
7 32 (0.60%) Kibana
8 30 (0.56%) Docker Swarm
9 23 (0.43%) Marathon
9 23 (0.43%) Nagios
10 21 (0.39%) Consul
10 21 (0.39%) Prometheus
11 18 (0.34%) Grafana
12 17 (0.32%) Salt
13 14 (0.26%) logstash
14 13 (0.24%) Hadoop YARN
14 13 (0.24%) Rancher
15 9 (0.17%) Icinga
15 9 (0.17%) ITRS Geneos
16 8 (0.15%) rkt
Vendors
1 485 (9.05%) Oracle
2 463 (8.63%) Microsoft
3 338 (6.30%) Google
4 130 (2.42%) SAP
5 78 (1.45%) IBM
6 75 (1.40%) Xamarin
7 71 (1.32%) Splunk
8 68 (1.27%) Atlassian
9 64 (1.19%) TIBCO
10 59 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
11 58 (1.08%) VMware
12 49 (0.91%) AppDynamics
13 48 (0.90%) MuleSoft
14 44 (0.82%) Zend
15 43 (0.80%) Red Hat
16 38 (0.71%) Cognizant
17 34 (0.63%) Apigee
18 31 (0.58%) Sitecore
19 29 (0.54%) Solace
20 26 (0.48%) New Relic